Your heart is where you do your thinking, processing, assessing.
Psalm 15:1-2 says:
LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart.
The thoughts that we say to ourselves we say in our hearts. The heart is where we do our thinking, talking, sorting, and interpreting of everything that life is throwing at us. We do what we do because we want what we want, and we want what we want because we think what we think. Our actions stem from what we're feeding our hearts. So the heart is our control center.
And that means that when we sin, it's never random. It might seem random when you can't see the heart, but there is no random sin. There are no random outburts of anger, no random flights of fear, no random flood of tears. It's not random. You were already thinking something in your heart long before you felt something and acted on it.
Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols by Brad Bigney (chapter 9)
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